Thursday, October 21, 2021

Holiday Greetings - Pretty Pink Posh September Release Instagram Hop

 Good morning! Today I'm celebrating the new October Release from Pretty Pink Posh by joining Day 1 of the Instagram Release Hop! You can head over to Instagram to join that hop, and enter to win today's giveaways, and you can find the new release HERE. I thought I would share more details here on my blog on my card - since it is always tough to put enough info in an Instagram post!  


First up - here are some details on this bright and happy shaker card using some of the fun embellishments in the Holiday Clay Confetti Wheel #5!


I also used the gorgeous new Poinsettia stencils, that are a perfect coordinating touch for the previously released Poinsettia stamp and die set! So fun and perfect to use together!


I stamped and stenciled each of the flowers and leaves, and die cut with the coordinating dies, so I could easily layer them all together in the corner of my shaker.


The shaker window was created with Stitched Diamonds die - love the elegant stitching effect it adds!


Finally, sentiment was added with the pretty Holiday Scripts stamp set and coordinating die for the larger word!


Love these happy colors too! Non-traditional color combos are some of my favorite - and add pink to Christmas cards, and it's pretty much going to be perfect!


The second card features a new and unreleased layering stencil, that is actually free with purchase of $125 or more through the end of the month. And it's a GOOD one! It will be released later, but if you want to get your hands on it sooner, this is your chance!


I mean, look at how pretty it is all stenciled together in those pretty color layers, right?!?


I layered up some smaller elements over that background - just because I didn't want to cover up too much of it!


First, the die cut new Elegant Poinsettia die in white under the new Winter Circles coordinating die. I attached it just under the circles, leaving the edges floating free for a touch of texture.


Next, I colored up an image from the new Christmas Candles stamp set, die cut it with the Coordinating dies, and heat embossed a sentiment from the set in white on a thin strip of black cardstock.


Layered all of those elements together, using as much foam adhesive as I could, and thin layers of scrap cardstock under others for a slightly lesser amount of dimension.


Finished off this card by adding some of the new Metallic Silver Pearls in different sizes to key spots on the background design. That just moves the elegance factor up a notch, don't you think?!?


So - a fun shaker card:


And a beautiful stenciled background:


And lots of new goodies put to good use! What are you looking forward to trying from the new release?


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Rainbow Folk Background - Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit

 Good morning! I'm here today to share a couple more cards with the BRAND NEW November 2021 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Cozy Wishes! This month's kit brings out all the cozy winter cabin feels! The included stamp set by the same name is full of adorable images and sweet sentiments, there are some pre-printed sentiments, some gorgeous pattern paper, a lovely stencil, a fun 3D embossing folder - that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelopes, and more! 

Today I used one panel embossed with the new Scandinavian Christmas 3D embossing folder to create these two nearly one layer cards!


I embossed the panel with white cardstock, and then on a whim, just kind of cleaned excess ink off of my blending brushes in a rainbow order across the back of the panel (I kind of liked the debossed look for some reason!). Most of that ink was leftover Pinkfresh Studio inks in one color or another of each color family. I was pretty much just playing to see what the panel looked like with a bit of ink on it, but much to my surprise, it kind of turned out fun, so I thought I would just use it for some cards!


I trimmed the panel diagonally in half, and adhered it to two different white cardbases, and added stamped sentiments using the fun stamp set in the kit. They needed a little something more, so I pulled out a ruler and a super fine line Sharpie to add trios of black lines on the border of the diagonal panels. Finished off by rounding off one of the white corners on each card for some interest!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can see it all HERE:



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Monday, October 18, 2021

Cozy Cabin Hello - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

  Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Friday, October 15, 2021

You are Enough - Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live Card

 Good morning! Dropping by today to share a card I made yesterday for Pinkfresh Studio's Facebook Live. I challenged myself to use a unique color combination for these florals - and I love how they turned out in the end! You can watch the replay HERE if you want to see more details. 


I decided to use the Floral Bunch stamp set and Layering Stencils - a set that I hadn't used nearly enough, and absolutely love! And I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to ONLY use inks that were currently in stock in the Pinkfresh store - it is rather limited right now, but it was fun to stretch and try a different color combo!


Once it was all colored, I die cut it with the Coordinating Die, and it was time to start assembling the card. I used another item I hadn't used before - Simply Hexagons die - and layered it over a soft blue cardbase to coordinate and add a touch of color to the background.


For the sentiment, I used a Fancy Label Frame, and did some creative cutting to change the size of it - I stamped my sentiment, Die cut it centered toward the bottom, then carefully replaced the die over the die cut piece but lower down so it seamlessly die cut the top off to make the shape shorter. Perfect custom frame for my sentiment!


I arranged the florals so that they slightly overlapped the frame with the sentiment, then trimmed off the extra with scissors, and adhered everything with foam adhesive.


Tucked a few of the trimmed off extra florals in the top corner behind the sentiment frame, and added a few sparkly jewels to finish it off!


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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Copper and Rustic Thank You Set - Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit

Good morning! I'm here today to share my first cards with the BRAND NEW November 2021 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Cozy Wishes! This month's kit brings out all the cozy winter cabin feels! The included stamp set by the same name is full of adorable images and sweet sentiments, there are some pre-printed sentiments, some gorgeous pattern paper, a lovely stencil, a fun 3-D embossing folder - that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelopes, and more! 

I started off by creating a set of thank you notes featuring the adorable pattern paper in the kit - and those pre-printed sentiments that I upgraded with copper hot foil! They are printed with toner, so work with Deco Foil - and I used my trick with the Pinkfresh Solid Hot Foil plate that I shared in this video HERE to add the foil. Check it out if you want to see how I did it! 

Foil is so  hard to photograph - but here is a bit of a better look at how shiny and pretty it is!

And a closer view of each card - I trimmed the pattern paper down to slightly smaller than my white cardbase, so it left a simple border around the edges.


I used the reverse sides of some of the papers to add a strip of contrast - tearing the edges for some texture.


Finally, I mounted the hot foiled sentiments over the top with foam adhesive - after trimming them into thin strips.


The papers are so lovely and rustic! I love how they worked for this!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can see it all HERE:



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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Happy Holiday's 2 Ways - Pinkfresh Studio YouTube Live Card

  Good morning! Dropping by today to share a card I made a couple weeks ago for Pinkfresh Studio's Facebook Live (I normally do Facebook Live, this particular week I took over YouTube live). This was the live where I got to share the first sneak peek of the new Solid Hot Foil plate - and a few ways to put it to use. Was so fun and exciting! It is currently out of stock, but I'm hoping it is restocked very soon! You can watch the replay HERE if you want to see more details. 


First we did the Abstract Triangles hot foil plate in the original, and the reverse version with the Solid Hot Foil Plate to create the background for our cards. I also did the same with a sentiment from Thrill of Hope hot foil plate, and die cut both versions with the Coordinating dies.


For this card, I used the original version of the hot foiled background die cut with Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, the reverse version of the sentiment, and then added hot foil to my die cut Fancy Oval Frame so that it perfectly coordinated with all the other foil. LOVE that I can do that with die cut pieces!


For this second card, I used the reverse of the background die cut with Stitched Rectangles, then just the original sentiment and white frame.


Both cards also feature some of the beautiful Poinsettia Washi tape, die cut with the Coordinating Dies, and a few sparkly Metallic Gold Pearls in the centers of some of the flowers!


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Monday, October 11, 2021

Extraordinary Moments - Distress Ink Forest - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!